Davidson vs Rhode Island Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, March 4, 2023

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The Rhode Island Rams (9-20, 5-12 A-10) will attempt to break a three-game home losing skid when hosting the Davidson Wildcats (14-15, 7-10 A-10) on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET.

The Wildcats are currently moderate 3.5-point favorites over the Rams. The game’s point total is 138.5.

Davidson vs. Rhode Island Odds

Point Spread for Davidson vs. Rhode Island

The spread for this matchup is set at 3.5 points, with bookmakers listing Davidson as the favorite.

Davidson vs. Rhode Island Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Davidson has -163 odds to pick up the win, while Rhode Island is listed at +139 to claim victory.


Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 138.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, March 4, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • TV Channel: CBS Sports Network
  • Location: Kingston, Rhode Island
  • Arena: Thomas F. Ryan Center

Davidson vs. Rhode Island Betting Trends

Davidson has 14 wins against the spread in 28 games this season. The Wildcats have been favorites in 17 games this season and have come away with the win 11 times (64.7%) in those contests. Davidson’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under 34.5% of the time (10 out of 29 games with a set point total).

Against the spread, Rhode Island is 12-17-0 this season. The Rams are 3-15 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 16.7% of those games). Rhode Island’s games this season have gone over the total in 18 of 29 opportunities (62.1%).

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Davidson vs. Rhode Island Key Players to Watch


Sam Mennenga is tops on his squad in rebounds per contest (6.7), and also averages 15.9 points and 1.3 assists. At the other end, he posts 0.4 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Grant Huffman posts 9.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, shooting 46.3% from the field. Desmond Watson averages 9.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1 assists per game, shooting 41.7% from the floor.

Rhode Island

Ishmael Leggett leads the Rams in scoring (16.7 points per game), and produces 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. He also puts up 1.3 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Malik Martin paces the Rams in rebounding (6.4 per game), and produces 8 points and 1.2 assists. He also puts up 1.1 steals and 0.8 blocked shots. Brayon Freeman is averaging a team-leading 2.8 assists per contest. And he is delivering 14.3 points and 3 rebounds, making 36.8% of his shots from the floor and 34% from 3-point range, with 1.5 treys per game. Jalen Carey gets the Rams 10.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. He also posts 1.2 steals and 0.8 blocked shots.

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What you need to know about the Davidson Wildcats

Davidson has compiled a 9-8-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Wildcats rank 202nd in college basketball with 70.7 points per game so far this season. At the other end, they rank 164th with 69.6 points allowed per game. Davidson is grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game (291st-ranked in college basketball). It is allowing 32.6 rebounds per contest (281st-ranked).

The Wildcats are scoring 71.4 points per game when playing at home. In away games, they are averaging 71.2 points per contest. Davidson is 224th in the country with 7 three-pointers per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 236th with a 33.3% shooting percentage from downtown. The Wildcats are allowing 6.8 treys per game (127th-ranked in college basketball). They are allowing opponents to shoot 32.4% (96th-ranked) from downtown.

The Wildcats have gone 5-5 over their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. Three of Davidson’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. Davidson has been racking up 71.3 points per contest in its last 10 times on the court, an average that’s slightly higher than the 70.7 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Davidson has been more porous on defense lately, allowing 69.9 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 69.6 points per game its opponents are averaging in the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Rhode Island Rams

Rhode Island’s conference games have gone over the point total 11 out of 17 times this season. At 66.8 points scored per game and 70.7 points allowed, the Rams are 305th in the country on offense and 199th on defense. On the boards, Rhode Island is 114th in the nation in rebounds (32.8 per game). It is 288th in rebounds conceded (32.8 per game).

In 2022-23 the Rams are scoring 4.5 more points per game at home (69.1) than away (64.6). In 2022-23 Rhode Island is 18th-worst in college basketball in 3-point makes (5.4 per game) and 20th-worst in 3-point percentage (30.7%). Defensively, the Rams are 100th in the country in 3-pointers conceded per game at 6.6. They are 96th in 3-point percentage conceded at 32.4%.

The Rams have gone 3-7 over their past 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread in that span. Seven of Rhode Island’s past 10 outings have gone over the total. In its previous 10 games, Rhode Island is averaging 66.4 points per contest, 0.4 fewer points than its season average (66.8). The Rams are ceding 71.9 points per contest over their last 10 games, compared to their season average of 70.7 points allowed.

Davidson vs. Rhode Island Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this matchup is Davidson, and we project that Rhode Island will cover the spread (Davidson -3.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 138.5 points.

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How to bet Davidson vs. Rhode Island

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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